Updated: Oct 26
With Tackle Football seasons ending all over Canada it’s time to switch gears to USPORT playoffs, recruiting, and 7 on 7 Football. 7 on 7 non-contact football is a huge opportunity and recruiting tool that not enough athletes in Canada are taking advantage of. The athletes who take advantage of these new opportunities travel all over North America competing, learning, advancing, and building new relationships.
The Brockville Elite 7’s will travel and attend several high competition tournaments this year. We begin our season with a tournament at the University of Waterloo, hosted by Phil Edworthy of MVP Football. Phil also hosted a recruiting showcase at Waterloo last summer that led to several athletes gaining connections and opportunities to play in the OUA West. We look forward to returning to Waterloo in the future to compete and provide exposure to our local athletes. We will also take our u14, u15, and u18 programs to Cornwall for weekly tournaments in May, a practice we started last summer and had immense success with.
The second tournament we will be attending is our first crack down south. We will be playing in “Midnight Madness” on January 29 & 30 in Michigan at the Legacy Centre Sport Complex. The third tournament our u15/u18 programs will be attending is in Ajax, March 5-6, also being hosted by Phil Edworthy. This will again provide high competition as several American teams have already registered for this tournament.
Here is a release of our u18 roster for the highly anticipated 2021-22 season.
The captains for our 2022 Brockville Elite 7’s are Evan Cordingley (Team Captain) Class of 2022, Xavier Uhr (Offensive captain) Class of 2023, Marcus Ola (Defensive captain) Class of 2022 and Logan Pauling Class of 2023 (Defensive captain).
Kicking off our captains list is the 6’1 210lbs ATH Evan Cordingley. Evan possesses elite size at the slot receiver position and has experience at RB, H and QB. Cordingley led the Orleans Raftsmen to a B-cup championship two weeks ago finishing the season with a team leading 7 touchdowns (https://youtu.be/mRaRoze58uM). Evan is the type of leader that pulls everyone forward and does it with class and humility. Evan has a very high ceiling athletically, and resembles former USPORT standout Brian Jones (Acadia). Evan’s academic interest is Business and he maintains a 88% average in academic courses.
Our first team QB Xavier Uhr (https://youtu.be/2fYa7kgOBaY) stands at 6’5’’ tall and will not be under throwing his receivers anytime soon. The big armed gunslinger will lead our offence, loaded with talent, speed and size.
Our Defence is captained by Marcus Ola (https://youtu.be/ntehd6pqsmA) and Logan Paulin. Marcus is a 6’2.5 225lb DE with a 6’6’’ wingspan with a 4.67s t-test. Marcus led the QMFL with 15 sacks this season and 4FF. Marcus is currently being recruited by at least one program in each conference in USPORT/Canada. The 2-year Elite 7’s captain has a big decision to make as his recruiting heats up. Marcus might be the most explosive edge athlete in this year's recruiting class.
Logan Paulin is the leader of our secondary and we will lean on him heavily this season. Paulin is our most pure defensive back, his calm demeanour keeps him focused and locked in under pressure. Paulin picked up 3 interceptions this season playing for the Bell-Air Norsemen and his academic interest will be Business for the 2023 recruiting year (http://www.hudl.com/v/2GRhAE).
Our receiving core is headlined by 6’4 athlete Tristan Deschamps (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNHwq0x3zMw). Tristan is your typical deep threat down the field and uses his length to create separation. Tristan high points the ball and tracks well with his feet and eyes to put his body in the best position to make tough catches.
The fastest player on the field will always be Nathan Mboma. An intriguing USPORT prospect, who until 2019 was a high level basketball player, and then transitioned into tackle, and 7 on 7 football right before the pandemic. Nathan is being recruited by several USPORT and CEGEP programs already and will be making an impression this season. Keep your eye on this speed demon during the upcoming OSFL season (Cornwall Wildcats).
Another pure athlete that USPORT coaches need to look at is Noah Cardinal. At 5’10, 165lbs Noah’s best qualities are his speed and ability to decelerate, then change direction with rapid acceleration (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqhiXtvXlvs). Another key baller to watch out for during the OSFL season (Cornwall Wildcats).
Tristan Hawksby, a second year starter at CB for us has great footwork and can glue himself to receivers. We will rely heavily on Tristan this year to make plays for us defensively. Tristan’s academic interest is criminal law and he is also interested in taking the CEGEP route next fall. The 5’10 bilingual athlete can play field and boundary corner, and most recently started for the QMFL B-cup champion Raftsmen.
Our squad is rounded off with Dylan Nakumara (2023 ATH), Clayton Burkminski, Damien Nickerson (2022/23 RB), Ashton Lake (23/24 DE), Quinn Harvie (2023/24 WR), Kody Kirton (2022), JP Szydlo (23/24 LB), Promesse Mclean (23/24 WR), Conner Klimstchuck (22/23 WR) and Owen Tyo (22/23 ATH).